Notice For Fortuna Water Customers

On Thursday, January 10th a new booster pump was installed at the City’s well site
on Eel River Drive. This new pump had a higher capacity than the pump it replaced and introduced
sediment into the water distribution system that normally is settled at the bottom of the clear
well. This sediment, while having an objectionable color, is only an aesthetic issue and does not
pose a threat to public health. City utility crews are flushing the water mains throughout the
City today to resolve the issue and restore the normal clarity of the water. If anyone is still
experiencing colored water issues, please let your tap run for a few minutes until that water is
clear and that should resolve the issue.